[Tagging] RFC - Feature Proposal - area of steps for pedestrians. -constant width stairs

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 23:52:53 UTC 2019

On 30/03/19 10:43, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Saturday 30 March 2019, Warin wrote:
>> However where the stair width is large, say 100s of meters, picking
>> the centre becomes harder.
> That's an editor UI problem, not a data model problem.
>> Most renders pay no attention to the width
>> so the rendering is poor.
> That's because almost all rendering software lacks native support for
> ground unit operations so this is relatively complicated to implement.
> But designing data models to work around limitations of current
> software, in other words:  Suggesting mappers to invest thousands of
> hours of work to spare software developers the need to learn what a
> projection scale factor is, that is not an approach i would recommend.

Ok. But for edge cases of non rectangular, non even steps .. this approach could be a solution?

> But i am getting carried away...
Feel free!
Just 'measured' the Sydney Opera House steps - 85 m wide. Certainly seems wider when you walk them,
and narrower when it is full of people sitting/standing to watch something.

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